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George Saxon (1858-1924)

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George Saxon, Junior (1858-1924)

1858 Born the son of George Saxon (1821-1875)

1924 Obituary [1]

GEORGE SAXON was born at Openshaw, Manchester, on 6th February 1858, being the eldest surviving son of the late Mr. George Saxon, who was a Member of this Institution, and the founder of the engineering business now carried on under the title of "George Saxon, Ltd.," Openshaw Engineering Works, Manchester.

The subject of this memoir was educated at the Fairfield Moravian School, Manchester, with subsequent attendance, from 1872 to 1879, at courses of instruction in engineering subjects at Owens College, Manchester.

During this period he served his apprenticeship in his father's engineering works, and when Mr. Saxon, sen., died in 1879, he jointly with his brothers undertook the responsible management of the business as partner, manager, and director.

During subsequent years he superintended important engineering constructive work in connexion with Lancashire cotton mills, particularly in the Manchester and Oldham districts; he also took great interest in local engineering societies.

He was a life-member of the Owens College Engineering Society and of the Manchester Association of Engineers, of which latter body he was Treasurer for fifteen years.

His death occurred suddenly on 26th October 1924, in Manchester, in the sixty-seventh year of his age.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1894.

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